Asks if the army's "spirits" should be given to "traveling officers." Gamble is "constantly pressed and the officers must and will have it."
] The excerpt is dated only "Feb., 1781." It must have been written prior to 8 February
, when the stores at Salisbury were ordered moved to Virginia because of the British invasion. (See NG to Marbury, 8 February, PGNG, 7: 257